Monday, August 25, 2014

8th Grade Public Speaking Class Builds Confidence

Speaking alone in front of a group is a difficult challenge for most people, but eighth grade students are getting regular practice at this intimidating task in their first trimester English class. Fundamentals of Public Speaking is designed to give the students the knowledge and experience to make public speaking easier and more effective. Students start off the trimester with simple introductory speeches and then progress to demonstration speeches, speeches supported and enhanced by technology and props, and finally, persuasive speeches. The course builds on previous experience speaking in public and helps prepare students for the many required speaking components of Island School's high school curriculum.